Youth are increasingly using social media to access information and communicate. This session will provide free resources and strategies to teachers for using social networking tools in the social studies.
Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Jason Harshman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
In today's competitive global economy, students need to understand the basics of personal finance in order to save, invest and build for a secure, sound and stable financial future.
Doug Young, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY
How does one get started in teaching toward a sustainable future? This session presents two stategies for creating a sustainability curriculum. Particpants will analyze each for strengths and drawbacks.
Jay Shuttleworth, Columbia University, NY, NY; Bethany Vosberg-Bluem, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Jeff Passe, Towson University, Towson, MD
How would you survive in a New World? Come experience a simulation unit about England's early colonization and its effect on Native Americans. Handouts include lessons based on Primary Sources.
Trish Birk, Norwood Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Examine techniques for engaging students through personal narrative, varying modes of learning, and integrating disciplines. Explore a unit from planning to closure, focusing on meaningful activities and integrated assessment.
Nathan Barnes, Opstad Elementary School, North Bend, WA
This interactive presentation demonstrates action civics strategies for empowering students to identify core issues in their community, analyze root causes of these issues, and work collaboratively towards long term solutions.
Jill Bass , Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL; Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL
Are you looking for an engaging way to cultivate diversity in your students? Partner with your librarian to instill appreciation and goodwill for pluralism in students with children's picture books.
Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; Audra Gray, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Participants will see examples of historical events and how different each event is presented based on the writers involvement or affiliation. Strategies include literacy, art, and critical thinking.
Adam Floyd, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Carl Boyton, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Graphic novels can be used effectively to meet the needs of diverse learners including English learners and students with special needs. Student-made graphic novels and rubrics will be shared.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Ruth Luevanos, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary instruction through a model unit: Three Civilizations Converging: Europe, Africa, and the Americas! Teacher-tested interdisciplinary strategies involving history, literacy, and visual arts will be modeled.
Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI